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U.S. Civil War SitesNashville and Decatur Railroad - Spring Hill TN

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In the fall of 1864, this railroad was used as a major supply line for Union garrisons throughout Tennessee, north Alabama and north Georgia, Spring Hill was an important wood and water stop on this railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesLeft of the Union Defensive Position Opdycke's Brigade Line - Spring Hill TN

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At approximately 12:30 p.m. on November 29, 1864, Col. Emerson Opdycke’s veteran brigade known unofficially as “Opdycke’s tigers,” marching in the lead of Wagner’s division, swept through Spring Hill to secure the town from Confederate cavalry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesEwell Farm-Spring Hill Battlefield - Spring Hill TN

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On a knoll just southwest of the railroad depot is the antebellum home of the widow Lizinka Brown. Her son, Campbell Brown was a staff officer with Confederate General Richard S. Ewell of the Army of Northern Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesForrest's 3:00 p.m. Cavalry Attack - Spring Hill TN

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As Forrest's cavalry fought their way to the outskirts of Spring Hill by 2:30 p.m., they observed Brigadier General George Wagner's division marching into the town. Forrest, aggressive as ever, determined to attack quickly to seize the town and pike.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMartin Cheairs Home Headquarters of Confederate General Earl Van Dorn - Spring Hill TN

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In Spring 1863, Confederate Major General Earl Van Dorn established the headquarters of his cavalry command of the Army of the Mississippi at Spring Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSpring Hill, Tennessee ~ November 29, 1864 - Spring Hill TN

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In 1864, Spring Hill was a small, prosperous farming community. Although the town had been occupied by both Confederate and Federal forces at various times, it had not been seriously impacted by the war.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Spring Hill-The Great Escape - Spring Hill TN

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By 3 p.m. on November 29, 1864, Union Gen. John M. Schofield realized that his command was in great danger. The bulk of his army was posted near Columbia, Tennessee, while Confederates Gen. John Bell Hood’s troops were north of him.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: 10/5/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesConfederate Movements After Sunset November 29, 1864 - Spring Hill TN

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After the sun set, Confederate plans began to quietly fall apart. Hood appeared confident that Forrest held the pike north of Spring Hill, and thus was not unduly concerned with cutting the pike south of town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSchofield's Retreat Night of November 29-30 - Spring Hill TN

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For a number of reasons, Major General John Schofield had been tardy in evacuating his position at Columbia and retreating to Franklin. Although starting late, the Federal army performed a well planned and executed retreat.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesOaklawn The Absalom Thompson House - Spring Hill TN

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Hood's Headquarters- Late in the afternoon of November 29, 1864, Hood established the headquarters of the Army of Tennessee at this location. Hood spent part of the evening sitting on a log near the fish pond of the house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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BattlefieldsBattle of Spring Hill at Rippavilla - Spring Hill TN

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The Battle of Spring Hill was fought November 29, 1864, at Spring Hill, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/8/2020

last visited: 10/17/2021

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThompson's Station-Prelude to Franklin - Thompson's Station TN

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On November 29, 1864, just one day before the Battle of Franklin, an action occurred here at Thompson’s Station that alarmed Union Gen. John M. Schofield’s army as it marched north toward Nashville from Spring Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCarnton Plantation Caught in the Middle - Franklin TN

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Randal McGavock, a prominent Nashville resident and a friend of Andrew Jackson, built Carnton in 1826.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: 10/6/2021

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BattlefieldsCarnton Plantation-Battle of Franklin - Franklin TN

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Carnton Plantation Mansion had a Greek Revival porch which served as an observation post for Gen. Nathan B. Forrest during the Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864. After the Battle, Carnton served as a hospital.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/14/2022

last visited: 11/15/2022

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Field HospitalsCarnton Plantation-Battle of Franklin - Franklin TN

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The Battle of Franklin was on Nov. 30, 1864. After the Battle, Carnton served as a hospital. The bodies of Generals Adams, Cleburne, Granbury, and Strahl rested on the back porch the next morning.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/16/2022

last visited: 11/15/2022

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCarnton Plantation

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Carnton Plantation, built circa 1815, served a major role in the Battle of Franklin, TN in 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 4/17/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMcGavock Confederate Cemetery-Labor of Devotion - Franklin TN

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In the spring of 1866, the bodies of Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Franklin were exhumed from their temporary graves and reburied here, on this two-acre plot adjacent to Carnton, home of John and Carrie McGavock.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: 10/6/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMcGavock Confederate Cemetery - Franklin TN

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After the Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864, the Union Army withdrew into Nashville. Casualties of over 8,000 Union and Confederate soldiers lay upon the field.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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McGavock Confederate Cemetery is the largest private Confederate cemetery in the nation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 4/17/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAttack on the Union Left-Into a Withering Fire - Franklin TN

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On the afternoon of November 30, 1864, elements of Confederate Gen. William W. Loring’s division rushed across the ground in front of you during the Battle of Franklin to attack the Federal left flank here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: 10/6/2021

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On the afternoon of November 30, 1864, elements of Confederate Gen. William W. Loring’s division rushed across the ground in front of you during the Battle of Franklin to attack the Federal left flank here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/14/2022

last visited: 11/15/2022

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BattlefieldsAttack On The Union Left-Battle of Franklin - Franklin TN

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Confederate Regiments from Brig. Gen. Thomas Scott's, Brig. Gen. John Adams', and Brig. Gen. Winfield Featherstons's Brigades of Maj. Gen. William Loring's Division advanced under artillery fire through this northwestern parcel of Carnton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/14/2022

last visited: 11/15/2022

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U.S. Civil War SitesAttack On The Union Left - Franklin TN

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Confederate Regiments from Brig. Gen. Thomas Scott's, Brig. Gen. John Adams', and Brig. Gen. Winfield Featherstons's Brigades of Maj. Gen. William Loring's Division advanced under artillery fire through this northwestern parcel of Carnton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Carter House

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Built in 1830, the Carter House was the location of the 1864 Battle of Franklin. Serving as a federal command post before the battle and as a hospital after, the house and grounds are today preserved on 10 acres. In this evening battle lasting only five hours, more Confederate soldiers, including 13 generals, were lost than in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 8/18/2018

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesLotz House Museum

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Tthe historic house built in 1858 by Johann Albert Lotz which became a prominent landmark on the field of the battle of Franklin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 6/14/2018

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